A new season is upon us. College students leaving for the summer (some for good), students and kids having a summer break, and families here and there for vacation. It’s time to press into God and pray even more. Here are a few opportunities to pray with others during the month of May.

Prayer for the Middle East & Africa
Date: Wednesday, May 6 / noon – 1:00pm
Location: Classic City Church Ministry Center – 386 Milledge Ave., Athens
Details: A great opportunity to pray for the families and communities affected by the conflict in Syria and across the Middle East, and those in West Africa dealing with the Ebola epidemic.

National Day of Prayer
Date: Thursday, May 7 / Early morning through to night!
Location: All over Athens (and the USA)
Details: Join with tens of thousands of others across our nation, praying for our nation! This is going to be an awesome day of united prayer for our city, state and nation! The day will start with a prayer breakfast with Mark Richt. There will be ongoing prayer opportunities throughout the day, with prayer at the Courthouse steps at noon. The day with culminate with a citywide prayer gathering in the evening at Cornerstone Church.

I – Prayer Breakfast
Time: 7:00 – 8:30am; extended prayer time until 9:00am
Location: The Classic Center – 300 N. Thomas St., Athens, 30601
Details: Featured speaker Coach Mark Richt
Cost: $250 per table for 10 or $25 per person
Contact Bob Bowen for tickets: 706-614-6210

II – Ongoing Hourly Prayer Opportunities
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Location: Athens School of Ministry & Worship Arts (ASM&WA) – 1331 New High Shoals Rd, Watkinsville 30677
Details: Throughout the day we will be praying down specific themes. You can join us either at ASM&WA or wherever you are. Imagine specific prayer going up all over the city! With one voice across Athens, praying in agreement as the Lord leads you throughout the day our desire is to see an open heaven. Everyone is invited to pray together according to the Hourly Prayer Focus.

10:00 to 11:00am – Our nation and the world
11:00 to Noon – Health care in Athens
Noon to 1:00pm – Local government, police, fire, and community service
1:00 to 2:00 – Colleges and schools in Athens
2:00 to 3:00 – Businesses in Athens
3:00 to 4:00 – Churches and ministries in Athens
III – Prayer at the Courthouse steps
Time: Noon – 1:00pm
Address: 325 E. Washington St., Athens 30601
Details: Starting promptly, there will be a time of public, corporate and unified prayer. This will be broadcast live on WMSL (88.9FM). The prayer focus will include… Government, Family, Church, UGA/Schools, and our City

IV – Citywide Prayer Gathering
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Location: Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens, 30605
Details: This is going to be an amazing conclusion to the National Day of Prayer across Athens. Churches from across our city will converge to worship and pray as one voice. Pastors, ministers and worship leaders from these churches will facilitate the prayer and worship throughout the evening. It is a beautiful expression of the unity that God is establishing in our city. Please free your schedule to be there!!!

Prayer Walking
Date: Saturday, May 9 / 10:00am – noon
Location: Meet at the UGA arch and we’ll go from there!
Details: This is open for everyone who wants to connect with other followers of Jesus, to strategically pray on the UGA campus and/or downtown Athens, and get some exercise! What an awesome opportunity!

Pastors Prayer Gathering
Date: Wednesday, May 13 / 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: City Church Athens – 4019 Atlanta Highway, Athens 30606
Details: A fantastic opportunity to connect with other senior pastors from around Athens and to pray for and with each other. Gate keepers, come and unite hearts!

All Pastors & Ministers Prayer Gathering
Date: Thursday, May 21 / 10:00 – 11:00am
Location: Athens Prayer Center (Cornerstone) – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605
Details: An opportunity for everyone involved in fulltime ministry in Athens. Come to pray and connect with other pastors. Make some new friends! Advance God’s kingdom!!!

Worship Pastors / Directors Prayer
Date: Wednesday, May 27 / 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: Living Hope – 2150 Lexington Road, Athens 30605
Details: This is an opportunity to connect and pray with other worship pastors / directors from Athens. May God release a new song over our city!


Athens International Prayer Center
Open: M-F / 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursdays – 6:30-8pm encounter gatherings.
Location: Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens
Details: This is open for everyone. You can come for as little as a few minutes or stay and soak for several hours. It is a peaceful place to sit with Jesus in the context of ongoing worship, to press in with God in intercession or even do some homework or business at one of the tables. For more info, contact Pastor Robert at 706-549-0000 or robert.sheppard@cornerstoneathens.cc

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